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Sue Defeats the Slippery Wex 428


The third Weekly Extremes review puzzle is another rewrite, in which an extreme level pattern analysis is made unnecessary by an advanced technique overlooked at first reading. Taxes in? On the review, Wex 428 was easy on us through basic … Continue reading

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The Peter Gordon Fishing Guide


We leave November and basic solving with a review of Peter Gordon’s advanced solving recommendations in his Mensa® Guide to Solving Sudoku, now re-issued as the PuzzleWright Guide etc. After a brief summary of the Guide’s general failings, this post … Continue reading

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Suset Sashimi


This review of Hanson’s Sudoku Assistant shows that his grid ALS discovery algorithm, which I have long used as a scratchpad algorithm for human solvers, is very good at finding effective finned fish and kraken fish, particularly sashimi. Readers were … Continue reading

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Stephens Extremes Snapshots I


Here we have highlight snapshots from the review puzzles from Paul Stephens’ Extreme collection.  Recent posts have been about the Stephens approach to basic and advanced solving.  The Sysudoku solving of two of the review puzzles, Weeks 48 and Addicts … Continue reading

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Absolutely Nasty 4 Review Snaps I


Here we link back to advanced solving posts as we enjoy sysudokie solving snapshots from the review table puzzles 0f Frank Longo’s Absoutely Nasty Level 4 (AN4) collection.  Did you ever get trapped looking at a neighbor’s vacation slides ?  You … Continue reading

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The Shameless Sashimi


Which Sashimi did you find in the LA Times 5/14/09 5-panel?  Was this one of them?  We could describe it as a Sashimi 5-wing in r13 with fin r3c1.  Note the new 5-chain added to the panel.  It also removes … Continue reading

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Krakening a Finned Fish


Virginia, your mother tells me how your playground friends told you frightening tales about Harry Potter’s kraken monster  when you mentioned the kraken fish you saw at the aquarium.  You needn’t worry, dear.  There’s no such thing as a kraken … Continue reading

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Kraken Fish and Sashimi Fish


As we round the corner in our aquarium tour, the label on the n The aquarium tour continues with two additional fish, and how ER/forcing chain “seeing” applies to them. As we round the corner in our aquarium tour, the … Continue reading

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